walker prob

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rosolar, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. rosolar

    rosolar LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 172

    when I turn the key once it sounds like the starter clicks. When I turn the key again to the run position the relay clicks. Can't get her started.
     
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,497

    Could be the solenoid maybe. Btw, what town are you from, im in franklin.
     
  3. rosolar

    rosolar LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 172

  4. jblawns123

    jblawns123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    Tap on the starter with a metal rod or something that will fit down there while turning the key to start.

    My starter did that for a whole year, hitting it would start it every time. Only when the starter sat or was in moist area. Would only do it after sitting a while, it would go all day without a prob until you let it sit a while again.
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    It could be rusting on the inside:cry:
     
  6. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    clean your ground connections (battery to frame). check all your wire connections and make sure they are clean, too. can you jump the starter and start it? do you know how to?
     
  7. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    if u get it started then i will speak to my dad about geting it.:)
     
  8. rosolar

    rosolar LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 172

    thanks for the replys. The wire is all screwy because the previous owner changed the wiring when the 26efi was converted to an air cooled and had a carbarater put on. I will try tapping the starter tomarrow.
     
  9. Bay de Noc Lawn Car

    Bay de Noc Lawn Car LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like the solenoid on the starter, about a $100 part.
     
  10. drumbo

    drumbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    It definitely sounds like the solenoid. I used to use a (borrowed-when I first took over for my buddy) commercial Dixon ZTR...it had the same problem. What I did was carry a screwdriver to jump the charge on the solenoid. It worked then...until they replaced the solenoid.
     

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